SCHA is leading the conversation on healthcare workplace violence through our Hospital Safe Zones campaign. We recognize that true culture change is needed on this issue so caregivers understand that violence and abuse is not part of the job. SCHA has focused our legislative strategy on establishing enhanced penalties for acts of violence committed against a healthcare worker. However, we are open to other solutions that provide enhanced penalties for acts of violence committed on hospital grounds.
Every day, hospitals strive to provide a safe workplace in a difficult environment, and we want to work with the South Carolina General Assembly to make that environment even safer.